HIMSS Europe launches Future50

HIMSS Europe has launched Future50, a new initiative designed to bring together the top 50 leaders in healthcare IT across UK and Europe, supported by IBM Watson Health, that aims to further the field's transformation.

BERLIN, GERMANY - (HealthTech Wire / News) - HIMSS Europe has launched Future50, supported by IBM Watson Health, a new flagship initiative that aims to identify and bring together the top 50 leaders in European and UK Healthcare IT in a community that will further the field's transformation. Ultimately, Future50 will become a high-level European community of leaders that will contribute its expertise, collaborate over borders and foster innovation both individually as well as a group.

HIMSS Europe will provide the community exposure in HIMSS Europe media and events. Community members also receive HIMSS Europe Individual Membership for a year, as well as complimentary passes to various HIMSS Europe or UK events year-round.

The nomination process will consider individuals at all levels including c-suite, front line professionals, patient advocates, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and many more who are at the forefront of leading the eHealth agenda. The individuals nominated must be based in a European country.

Sarah Bruce, Director of Media for HIMSS Europe said: “The Future50 is the first initiative of its kind to recognise excellence and innovation in healthcare IT at a pan-European level. By recognising both established and, more importantly, fresh talent in the sector our aim is to promote best practice and forward thinkers in order to transform health and care through IT.”

Nominations can be submitted by anyone from healthcare providers, governments, not for profit organisations, as well as IT vendors nominating their customers. Individuals can self-nominate or can be nominated by someone who is familiar with the nominee’s professional background. The nomination must include short descriptions (100-200 words) of the nominee's proven excellence in a minimum of three out of the four following areas:

1.      Leadership and ambition

2.      Best Practice

3.      Driving innovation and transformation

4.      Improved patient care, experience or outcomes

Nominations can be made by submitting a proposal on www.himss.eu/communities/future50

The nominations are reviewed and ranked by HIMSS Europe's Governing Council 


Nominations period:

4 September 2017 - 22 December 2017

Selection and ranking process:

8 January 2018 - 28 February 2018

Results announcement:

13 March 2018


Please direct all your enquires relating to Future50 to:

Alex Roșu

Media & Marketing Executive


HIMSS Europe

HIMSS Europe is a trusted coach, advisor and thought leader in health IT. HIMSS Europe is the European arm of HIMSS, the largest health IT membership organisation in the world. We are a one-stop- organisation for all health IT-related information, knowledge and advice, and offer an unrivalled perspective on what’s happening in the world of health and care IT in Europe.

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